"H" from George Cruikshank’s Comic Alphabet (1836)
I hope everyone has been having a lovely and not stressful time with the holidays this year. I'll be off visiting family and resting-up for a brand new year, so I'm going to take a little blogging break for a few weeks. I'll be blogging every day on the LWA blog, but I won't be back here until January 8th.
The above "H" is from Comic Alphabet (1836) by George Cruikshank. If you are interested in seeing the entire Alphabet from George Cruikshank, saunter over to Spitalfields Life and check it out. The post also has further links to more of Cruikshank’s work. Enjoy!
Kathy here. I'm the history nerd behind this blog as well as one half of the stationery shop 16 Sparrows. I'm also co-founder of the member- based group, The Letter Writers Alliance. If you are new here, check out some of the most popular posts and work your way from there.
May 3rd (Sunday)
World-Wide Virtual Social
See our faces, listen to us nerd out on mail, enjoy the silence as we scribble letters, and ask us mail questions live. Live Video via Google Hangouts. Participate with #LWASocial on Twitter & Instagram. Video will be recorded and put on YouTube if you can't make it live. Event Page
June 7th (Sunday)
Chicago, IL Mix & Mailology
L.W.A. Clubhouse at 3:30-5pm
Old Fashions and Wax Seals, two old-timey things we love. Learn the secrets of mixing an excellent Old Fashion and making the perfect wax impression on your envelopes. We will also have other wax-like experiments for your mail art pleasure. Our solutions, both alcoholic and artistic, will surprise you. All materials, including liquid forms, will be provided.
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July 12th (Sunday)
World-Wide L.W.A. Book Club
Join Kathy, Donovan, and a special guest Margaret Haas (of Paper Pastries) via live video while we discuss Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn. Discussion and further info can be found on the Goodreads book group page. Event Page
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